SORK

SOCIETY OF RADIOGRAPHY IN KENYA (SORK)

In Pursuit of Quality Radiography

      

SORK

SOCIETY OF RADIOGRAPHY IN KENYA (SORK)

In Pursuit of Quality Radiography

      

SORK Membership

Radiography is the science of producing and preliminary interpretation of high quality images of the body to diagnose injuries and diseases, plan and deliver treatment modalities such as ionizing radiation, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) and Nuclear Medicine. Therefore, a Radiographer is a person who has successfully undergone a prescribed course of education and training in radiography with a minimum qualification of a diploma/degree at an accredited training institution, currently undertaken at the Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi and overseas universities.

Specialties within Radiography

Radiographers can specialize in various disciplines within the practice notably: - MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiography, Radiotherapy and oncology and Medical Education.

However, the profession of radiography has traditionally embraced two distinct disciplines; Therapeutic and Diagnostic Radiography.

  • Therapeutic Radiographers are responsible for providing safe and accurate high-energy radiation treatments to patients with cancer and for patients with physical and psychological wellbeing prior to, during and following radiotherapy.
  • Diagnostic Radiographers are responsible for providing safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments, using a variety of imaging modalities and techniques so that there can be appropriate management and treatment of patients.

To practice Radiography in Kenya, a Radiographer must have registered with SORK, aside from having obtained a license from the Radiation Protection Board of Kenya.


Membership guidelines

What do you gain from being a SORK Member?

SORK acts as a link, channeling information concerning the interests of Radiographers, news, events and updates among others, to and from members internationally.

With the different projects and programs that SORK has adopted, locally and internationally, there are great learning opportunities for members, who are willing to take up such opportunities.

SORK provides the perfect grounds for Radiographers locally and internationally in terms of strengthening relationships, as well as Radiography as a profession. The SORK members are able to participate in committees, workshops, seminars and conferences among others, where you are able to showcase ideas that you think need to be brought to the attention of Radiographers globally.